Sunday, November 22, 2020

Round Two: Two Weeks to Live

Two Weeks to Live: Season 1, Episode 2 (B+)

This second outing was extremely entertaining, making it clear that this show is well worth watching – I just have to find time to stream all the episodes, which I’d rather not rush through too quickly either. Maisie Williams is truly skilled at comedy, something I’m not sure I would have known from “Game of Thrones” even if Arya definitely had her witty moments and managed to outsmart most of the older characters. She’s also great at the physical scenes which involved simultaneous jokes, like darting away from the nonexistent trapdoor and debating about how someone might or might not fall while walking forward. She also got understandably angry with the man she was ready to kill because he said the wrong name for her father as if he was trying to do it on purpose. It’s probably a good thing that she discovered that the world isn’t actually about to end, though it did make her very upset with Nicky for lying to her. She won’t have much of a chance to do anything about it, however, since her mother managed to track her down and throw her in the back of the car presumably to take her back home. Ian seemed most disappointed by her early departure since he was really counting on that ride to the hospital, though he also didn’t end up getting the pillow Jay was very nicely bringing him to be more comfortable since he presumed that he wanted to smother him to death and instead just gave up thousands of dollars he had hidden away. I’m ready for episode three!

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